I’ve been focussing heavily on my mood and parasympathetic balance recently, after a few weeks of stress/heightened anxiety and also in preparation for the change of the seasons (which can often lead to low mood). Yesterday, my Oura ring showed optimal balance and HRV, and my overnight heart rate has finally dropped to normal, after … More 8 tips for improving mood, anxiety and sleep
Have you wondered if you should avoid gluten? Is there any reason to do so, if you are not allergic to it? There is a lot of misinformation put there, with some people deriding gluten-free as a “fad”, and others saying nobody should eat it. I figured it’s about time I did a post on … More Should you avoid gluten?
For a long time in science, the menstrual cycle’s effects on everything from response to drugs, food and exercise was largely ignored as an “inconvenience” rather than vital information. Thankfully that is changing and we are discovering how the different phases of the cycle affect women’s bodies and responses to the environment. I have been … More Women, Exercise, And The Menstrual Cycle
One of my favourite cutting edge disciplines in science is the research on the microbiome and how it can affect everything from personality to disease risk to mood, and beyond. While the research is still relatively young, there is ample evidence that our modern western lifestyle reduces the number and diversity of beneficial bacteria in … More Probiotics and the Microbiome
What are the healthiest fats to cook with? There has been so much misinformation and deception regarding this question (and around fats in general), that it’s still not anywhere near common knowledge which fats are healthiest. Back in the era when fats (especially saturated fats) were vilified, processed vegetable oils became the panacea for health. … More Healthiest cooking fats
Some of you may have noticed from my recent Instagram post that I am pregnant! I am now 23 weeks, and I figured I would write about what I’m doing, to enable a healthy, positive me, and a healthy baby. Hopefully this helps other mamas-to-be out there. My aim is to maximise my chances of … More Having a healthy pregnancy
Since my previous post on staying healthy and well during the COVID-19 pandemic, I have come across more useful information that I wanted to share today. Some involves a recap of what was previously said, and some more supplements that weren’t mentioned before but that show promise as being helpful. I really want to emphasise … More Combating Coronavirus: Staying healthy – Part 2
Today, in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, I thought I’d offer some tips to boost your immune system and enhance general well-being. There is already plenty of important advice from experts that we should all be following in order to “flatten the curve” – i.e slow the spread so our health services aren’t overwhelmed … More Combating Coronavirus: staying healthy and boosting your immune system
Believe it or not, “Active couch potato syndrome” is an actual term being used in scientific papers to describe those who do their weekly workouts but spend the rest of their term sitting/being sedentary. It turns out that prolonged sitting still results in early death/cardiovascular disease even if you get the recommended 30 mins of exercise … More Do you have Active Couch Potato Syndrome?
Happy new year everybody! It’s been a busy end of the year for me, what with work, family life, my dad being hospitalised with liver problems, and my own personal struggles with on/off anxiety. I’ve been doing great recently though, and I ended the year with a lovely cozy evening at home, a tasty dinner … More Psycho-spiritual Well-being in the new year